Blazing a Trail in Unchartered Territory
If Covid-19 has taught us anything, its to expect the unexpected and be prepared for the possibility of being uncomfortable.
Being uncomfortable comes with negative connotations – however it doesn’t have to remain a negative experience.
When we were first put in lock down, there was a lot more kicking and screaming, a lot more reluctance and a lot more fear.
We were afraid of the virus, we were afraid of going to the store, and we were afraid of each other. Mostly, we were afraid of the unknown.
As we spent countless hours at home on our couches watching the news between ordering our groceries online and doing curtside pickups, we gradually learned to embrace this new lifestyle we were all of a sudden hurled into.
For some – this was a forced break that we all deep down needed. A chance to reconnect with our families both in our homes and virtually, and a chance to reconnect with ourselves.
For the most part, we’ve gotten really good at social distancing, being mindful of people’s bubbles and their personal space, and in some cases, we’ve learned what we really need and what we can get by without.
Since we’ve had the time to learn and grow in these uncertain times, we can now apply these new found skills, hobbies, and little bits of inner peace to continue a head with more energy and direction, or perhaps blaze a new trail.
We’ve already all set off on a path into unchartered territory by locking down and becoming somewhat reclusive. So why not take this opportunity to make ourselves more self sufficient, and more pandemic proof?
While growing up you know what to do if it rains, or snows, or other natural disasters took place, we never had the opportunity to truly embrace a pandemic and apply those lessons to real life.
Clearly there are some aspects of life that can continue, some that absolutely thrive, and some that are relatively insignificant in the full force of events such as these.
So if we take what we’ve learned, what is essential, what isn’t, what you can get by with and what you can get by without, perhaps if there is a second wave, we’ll be more prepared.
We can arm ourselves with a pandemic proof plan to continue forward.
We know that we can still get groceries and face time.
We know that we can’t gather at a restaurant.
We know the meals we miss from our favourite dining establishments, and we know those that we can recreate at home (for a fraction of the price!)
As companies, we’ve learned that maybe the additional overhead cost of maintaining a physical location isn’t as important as we once thought.
People can – and will – work from home.
Working from home means no over head for the business, and no commute for the employee.
A definite win from both sides.
Unfortunately for some companies, the pandemic has rendered them completely redundant and has left many unemployed and struggling.
As employees and business owners that have felt the threat of the pandemic looming and breathing down our backs, you become all to aware of the fact that you either adapt, or pack it in.
For those that are fighters – we’ve adapted.
We’ve found new ways to make our businesses relevant again.
We found where help was needed, adapted our efforts and our team, and stepped in.
Pandemics as we’ve all learned, can be a very scary, sad and unfortunate time.
But we’ve all learned.
And if you are ready and willing, you can stand up and fight, adapt, and blaze a new trail through this year that has thrown all of us. Becoming truly pandemic proof.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.